I collected baseball cards from the late '80s through 2002. Then I went to college and when I came out, I was lost. There were too many brands, sets, choices, relics, autos, parallels, variations. It was a turn off. However, I slowly made my way back.
So here is my attempt to venture back into the hobby. I'll buy a few packs of cards here and there, comment on some cards I have, send out some TTMs, and follow the progress of my Topps Yankees Project.
I grabbed my first Ian Clarkin auto on eBay recently. Ian was one of the Yankees three 2013 first rounders, a lefty out of the San Diego area. He's got a ton of upside, and is one of the main reasons I expect the Yanks' farm system to have a pretty big bounce back year. Any time you can add three first rounders, including two advanced college bats (Eric Jagielo and Aaron Judge), you can make up some ground quickly.
Anyhow, Clarkin's autos are starting to shoot up in price, so I picked up this one for a few bucks while I could. he has a unique signature, with a very large "I". I like it though.